Conway

  • Town of Conway Massachusetts
  • 32 Main Street
  • 413-369-4235
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Board of Health

Additional Page(s)

Public Office Hours as follows:

  • Mon: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Tues: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Wed: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Thur: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Frid: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm / closed Memorial Day through Labor Day

Meeting Schedule: 2nd and 4th Mondays, 5:00 PM at the Town Hall

Next 3 meetings:

  • Mon, Dec 12 at 5:00 PM -- Town Hall Office Meeting Space
  • Mon, Dec 26 at 5:00 PM -- Town Hall Office Meeting Space
  • Mon, Jan 9 at 5:00 PM -- Town Hall Office Meeting Space

Members

5 of 5 seats. 3 years each seat.

  • Devon Whitney-Deal (Elected), Member. 2023.
  • Tilda Hunting (Elected), Member. 2023.
  • Jackie Choate (Elected), Member. 2024.
  • Emily Sweet (Elected), Member. 2025.
  • Kathy Llamas (Elected), Chair. 2025.

Previous meetings:

The Board of Health Office Closed

The Board of Health office will be closed the week of December 26 through 30, 2022.

Now Available

You can now pay your permit fees online!

Permits you can pay for include:

  • Disposal System (Sewage) Construction Permit
  • Disposal Works Installer's Permit
  • Permit to Remove, Transport, and Dispose of Waste
  • Well Permit

Pay BOH Fees

INFORMATION ON COVID-19 IN CONWAY

  • December 1, 2022 update about COVID-19. As of today, there are zero positive cases in town. Please note that this number will be updated weekly on Mondays, and is reflective of the current number of cases. Some past cases will have resolved, and new cases identified. You can check here https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-response-reporting#covid-19-weekly-public-health-report-, yourself on Thursdays to see how many cases Conway has had in total. Scroll down to the COVID-19 Weekly Public Health Report.

For information about the symptoms of COVID-19 and how coronaviruses spread https://www.mass.gov/info-details/about-covid-19-symptoms-and-spread

For information on COVID testing sites - click https://www.cic-health.com/stopthespread

Stay Safe and Be Well!

Wondering where to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Click https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccination-locations


The Conway Board of Health is comprised of 5 members elected by town voters on a rotating basis. Each member serves a term of 3 years. The BOH is responsible for:

Enforcement of the State Sanitary Code (witnessing Title 5 inspections; perc tests; approval of septic system plans/issuing of permits for new and upgraded septic systems) Also responsible for monitoring safety of drinking water, receiving reports and issuing new well drilling permits

Hazardous materials and solid waste disposal (enforcement of State Recycling laws; issuing waste hauling and use permits; collection of hazardous waste and community education)

Enforcement of the State Sanitary Code Minimum Standards of Fitness for Human Habitation. Responsible for inspections of rental housing, commercial kitchens, restaurants, retail food, B & B’s, recreational camps and public beaches

Monitoring, investigating and reporting infectious and dangerous disease cases, including rabies. Monitors and issues permits for remediation of beaver and muskrat activities. Supervises animal control officer and barn inspector

Emergency preparedness. Works with federal, state and regional communities and organizations to develop/coordinate facilities and resources, such as sheltering, food and water, treatment, isolation and quarantine, to respond to broad public health emergency situations.

Family burial plots. Provides written permission for establishment of family burial plots on private property.

  • New Board of Health Regulations: In 2018, two new regulations were adopted regarding the sale of tobacco products and retail marijuana products.
  • Walk-In Town Nursing Hours at the Conway Town Hall: First Fridays 9 am – noon, Lisa White RN
  • Notice to employees: As of April 1, 2018, the new Pregnant Workers Fairness Act goes into effect. For more information about the new law.

Upcoming Flu and COVID Vaccination Clinics

Tuesday November 8th 3om - 5pm Four Rivers Charter Public School
Friday November 18th 3pm - 5pm Montague Town Hall Annex

What you need to do:

  • Register at www.frcog.org/covid
  • Bring your health insurance and COVID vaccination cards

What's available at no cost to you:

  • Regular and high dose flu vaccine
  • COVID vaccine: primary series for all ages and boosters for ages 5+
  • Omicron specific (bivalent) boosters for those 12+ who received a shot >2 months ago
  • You can receive both the flu and COVID vaccines on the same visit
  • $25 gift cards for every FIRST dose of COVID vaccine

COVID Testing Info

Have symptoms? Been exposed?
PCR tests available here:

Curative PCR testing sites are open to the public. Tests are free and no one will be turned away for lack of insurance. Bring your ID and insurance card, if you have one. Walk-ins welcome or schedule online at https://book.curative.com

  • DEERFIELD: At the South County Senior Center, 67 N. Main St. Mon, Wed, Fri from 10am - 1pm
  • GREENFIELD: At Greenfield Community College: 1 College Drive. Mond, Wed, Fri from 1pm - 4pm
  • SHELBURNE FALLS: At the Greenfield Cooperative Bank Community Room, 33 Bridge St. Tuesdays from 9am-1pm & Thursdays from 12pm-4pm.
  • Walgreens - sign up online

Where to find rapid tests to have on hand, at home:

  • MassHealth, Medicare, and many private insurances cover rapid antigen tests to have at home (up to 8 tests/4 boxes per month). Private insurance may allow online orders or reimburse the cost of the tests from a purchase receipt, or allow you to purchase for free at the pharmacy counter. Check with your insurance company or ask at the pharmacy about your coverage.
  • For MassHealth and Medicare, the pharmacy needs to create and fill a "prescription" so that the tests get covered. Bring test kits to the pharmacy prior to purchase to bill MassHealth and Medicare directly at Big Y, CVS, Rite Aid, Stop & Shop, Walmart, and Walgreens.

Vaccine Information for Franklin County

Vaccine for ages 6 months and older, booster for ages 5 and older, all vaccines are no cost. Updated Omicron-specific (bivalent) booster is available for ages 5+ who received a shot (end of primary series or booster dose) at least two months ago. Register online or walk-ins welcome. Bring your ID, insurance card and vaccination card. You can receive both the flu and COVID vaccines during the same visit.

Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine now?

Booster dose eligibility depends on age & type of primary series vaccines received:

Schedule a COVID vaccine appointment in Franklin County:

Big Y: (Address: 237 Mohawk Trail/Route 2, Greenfield) Online booking only. Note: the link only works with the following browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge. Schedule at Big Y here
Rite Aid: (Address: 107 Main Street, Greenfield) Click here to book vaccine appointment online or call (413) 774-2201. Note: scheduling website available in both English and Spanish.
Walgreens (Address: 5 Pierce Street, Greenfield and 240 Avenue A, Turners Falls) Click here to book vaccine appointment online or call (800) 925-4733. Note: online scheduling requires signing in to Walgreens online pharmacy account.
Baker Pharmacy (Address: 52 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls) Call 413-625-6324 to schedule.
Walmart: (Address: 555 East Main Street, Orange) Click here to book appointment online.
Other Options: Visit the State VaxFinder site. For individuals who are unable to use VaxFinder, or have difficulty accessing the Internet, the COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Line is available by calling 2-1-1 (Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 6 PM, Saturday and Sunday 9 AM – 2 PM). The COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Line is available in English and Spanish and has translators available in approximately 100 additional languages.

How to Schedule a Pop-up Vaccination Clinic at workplaces or events

  • Click here to request a Walgreens clinic at your event/location.
  • Click here to schedule a CVS clinic onsite — minimum 30 people.
  • Click here to schedule a state mobile clinic.

Homebound Vaccination

Is it very hard for you to get to a vaccination appointment? Someone can come to you to administer a vaccine. Call the State Homebound Vaccination Program phone number 833-983-0485.

Vaccine Safety Information

Vaccines are safe and are one of the best ways to protect yourself and those around you from getting sick from COVID-19. The vaccine doesn’t contain the virus that causes COVID-19, so it can’t make you sick. You may experience mild side effects after getting the vaccine, but this is a sign that your body is learning how to protect you. The COVID-19 vaccine was developed quickly but all of the

same safety steps were followed for this vaccine that are used for all vaccines.

Accessing Your Vaccination Record

Need a copy of your vaccination? Your primary care provider can access your vaccination record through the MA Immunization Information System.

Board of Health Files

Name Uploaded Date
   Disposal System Construction Application - 1A.pdf 2022-09-22 15:28:13
   Disposal System Construction Permit - 2A.pdf 2022-09-22 15:28:15
   Haulers Application.pdf 2022-09-22 15:09:52
   HPAI-Memo.pdf 2022-08-30 15:00:59
   Installer Application Rev 21.pdf 2022-09-22 15:10:20
   Local Upgrade Approval - 9B.pdf 2022-09-22 15:30:14
   Local Upgrade Approval Application - 9A.pdf 2022-09-22 15:30:18
   Marijuana-regs.pdf 2022-08-30 15:00:05
   Preventing-Mosquito-Bites-MA-Dept-PubHealth-2020.pdf 2022-08-30 15:00:41
   Purple-Shield-Vaccine-Consent-ALL-Patients-Ver-4-22-21.pdf 2022-08-30 15:00:44
   Tobacco 21 Reg 20180403 D.pdf 2022-09-22 15:12:16
   Vaccine-Consent-Form-for-Individuals-12-17-Years-of-Age-05-12-21.pdf 2022-08-30 15:00:47
   Well Permit Application.pdf 2022-09-22 15:11:33
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